If you’re a parent it is important to consider how your child is playing, and how you can have a positive influence on their play. When children are playing they begin to learn about the world, and they will begin their development through play. A child will learn what things cause them pain, what makes them happy, and how to socially interact.
As a parent there are positive influences that you can put on your child when they are playing to make sure that they grow up to be a balanced and healthy adult. One of the most important things you can do is encourage them to share with other children. This will be something that stays with them for the rest of their lives, and it will encourage them not to be selfish.
With a very young child, they are still learning entirely through movement and sensory inputs. The child will be learning how it interacts with its environment, and a child will begin to understand that objects exist even when they are not within their visual perception. For example, a baby will learn that even when the mother is not in the same room, they will still be there and they can be reached by sound.
At the ages of between two and seven, the child will be learning to talk. A great deal of the play will be associated around language, and the child will begin to understand the concept of time, but not yet understand how to read it. At each stage of development it is very important that you understand a different play type is required, and work to make their play as appropriate as possible for that age group. While you are doing this, you should make sure that you encourage positive influences on your children.